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Happy fall y’all

Happy fall y’all

by Amanda Nguyen, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Opinions

As the weather cools down and pumpkin spice lattes come back in season, there are plenty of fun things to do out and about in Austin. Here are some things you can do to enjoy the weather and embrace the fall season! Barton Hill Farm Go get lost in Spookley maze starting September 23 on Saturdays and Sundays lasting to November 5....

Keep an ear out

Keep an ear out

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

October 6, 2017


Filed under Columns, Featured

An increase in the sale of CamelBaks, schedules being compared and building excitement can only mean one thing: Austin City Limits is days away from kicking off! Being at ACL is a great experience in and of itself, but here are some key artists to try and catch with exception to headliners like Chance...

Album Review: Concrete and Gold – Foo Fighters

Album Review: Concrete and Gold – Foo Fighters

October 4, 2017


Filed under Reviews

Album Review: Concrete and Gold Foo Fighters   Dave Grohl is rock music's cool uncle                            The Foo Fighters trailblaze on their ninth studio album Concrete and Gold. Foo Fighters have been a mainstay of popular rock for nearly two decades, after the forming of the band after the la...

Album of the Week: LCD Soundsystem – American Dream

September 26, 2017


Filed under Reviews, Uncategorized

  James Murphy is a living retrospective    It clearly shows in his work in the band LCD Soundsystem and his own taste in music. Murphy took his dive into the music industry at a much older age than most of the contemporary stars, starting Soundsystem in 2001 abruptly hitting his 30s. ...

Movie review: IT

Movie review: IT

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

September 23, 2017


Filed under Reviews

For weeks horror fans were on the edge of their seats awaiting the release of the movie IT. However, the expectations definitely outweighed the actual movie itself, which earns a 2 out of 5 rating. The original storyline comes from the book written by Stephen King that was then adapted into a miniseries...

Movie review: The Dark Tower

Movie review: The Dark Tower

by Jesse Williams, Staff Writer

September 9, 2017


Filed under Featured, Reviews

Highly choreographed gunfights, state of the art special effects, and a cast featuring two highly acclaimed A-list actors aren’t enough to save The Dark Tower from dreadful dialogue, and long scenes with nothing happening. These flaws aren't helped by the absence of many plot points that leave the...

Netflix show review: Narcos Season 3

Netflix show review: Narcos Season 3

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

September 8, 2017


Filed under Reviews

There’s only one show that follows the violent, unchained, and explicit lives of international cartel leaders; that show is Narcos. The popular Netflix original show released its’ newest season last Friday, (date). The ten-episode season keeps the original elements from the first two series that...

Top five things to do in September

Top five things to do in September

by Michelle Parker, Staff Writer

September 7, 2017


Filed under Columns, Featured

Another Texas summer is coming to a close. While it’s a goodbye to the blistering heat, the days are numbered before autumn- and colder temperatures- settle in. With a cool breeze, September brings time-honored culture and amusement to Austin. Sept. 16: Mexican Independence Fiesta In celebra...

Summer days

Summer days

by Michelle Parker, Staff Writer

June 2, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

A constructive summer can set the foundation for a rewarding school year. Summer brings longer days, warmer temperatures, and more time for fun; utilizing time wisely can combine festivities with fruitfulness. Stave off boredom and idleness with these suggestions. 1. Learn something To some, summer sch...

Album Review: Humanz

Album Review: Humanz

by Taylor Key, Staff Writer

May 31, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Reviews

Gorillaz is virtual band created by the Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett in the late 1990’s following four fictional characters created by the duo: lead singer 2D, bass player Murdoc, drummer  Russell and guitarist Noodles. On April 28 of 2017, following close to an 8 year hiatus and talk of them never...

Reaching out

Reaching out

by Amanda Nguyen, Staff writer

May 24, 2017


Filed under Columns

Everyone’s experience with mental health is different. Going through a mental disorder can be an intense and devastating time. To most who struggle, having a support system from friends and family can be very important. If someone you know has a mental disorder, you may also be experiencing some dif...

Long road ahead

Long road ahead

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

May 19, 2017


Filed under Columns, Featured

Go in for the tackle but leg bends back with a loud pop Limp off the field waiting for this odd pain to stop Reassure your team that you’ll be back 2 weeks top But the pain doesn’t subside You realize you may have lied You have to go to take an MRI and your heart starts to drop You think...

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